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World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day:

World Tourism Day is celebrated yearly on 27th September around the world, and this year it will be held in Bali, Indonesia.

  • Theme 2022: Rethinking Tourism.
  • 27th September has been celebrated as World Tourism Day since 1980. This date was chosen to coincide with an important milestone in world tourism: the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Statutes in 1970.
  • The UNWTO is the United Nations specialised agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
  • The purpose of this day is to increase awareness and motivate people to travel.
  • Since it believes that tourism helps people all across the world become even more unified and connected
  • The World Tourism Day highlights the unique role of the tourism sector in preserving cultural and natural heritage all around the world.
  • It acts as an auxiliary in safeguarding habitat and endangered species.
  • It addresses the importance of the tourism sector in providing jobs and opportunities, mostly for women and youth, in rural as well as big cities.